Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

While COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains a threat, it is vital that we all follow the latest advice from Health Protection Scotland in order to prevent the spread and transmission of infection.

It is still possible to continue observing and recording our wildlife, but we must remember to do so from the safety of social distancing.

Even if confined to home and garden it is still possible to see and hear a lot of the natural world around you. A daily dose of bird song for example can go a long way in helping our mental health at this time.

We will still post new sightings, articles and photographs when we can.

Keep safe.

 

Welcome, please allow our website to be your route to discovering and enjoying the amazing wildlife and wild spaces that can be found throughout the parish of Assynt. Located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland Assynt contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of species which can be spotted in this unique area, whether birds, bugs, dolphins, fungi, plants or whales never fails to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer; if you are travelling the North Coast 500 for example, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while, take time to appreciate the wider landscape and you never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a large number of wildlife sightings every year and each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You too can play a part in this by simply sending us your sightings either via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data which will be added over the coming months you are sure to find something of interest and we hope that you will visit us again to discover more about Assynt’s wildlife.

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Sightings outwith Assynt cannot be used

Recent Sightings

Speckled Wood butterfly

3+ flying at edge of woodland, 95 Achmelvich (Gwen Richards and Ian Evans) (08/07)

Grey Wagtail

single north-east of Imirfada (Ian Evans) and two on Abhainn Clais an Eas near old mill, all Clashnessie (DAH) (08/07)

Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa)

single male, Loch a'Mhi Runaich, Stoer (Gwen Richards and Ian Evans) (08/07)

Redshank

single bird calling near Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (08/07)

Mountain Hare

Single near summit of Beinn Uidhe (David McBain)  (08/07)

Little Grebe

Pair with single chick at Loch na Clais (Andrew MacKenzie) (08/07)

Red-throated Diver

two adult birds, Bay of Clachtoll (DAH) (06/07)

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